An interesting first set from Topps, quite small at
only 88 cards, and with a strange mix of teams (17 of the 18 teams from
the 1974/75 Scottish Premier League, missing Airdrie) and players from
teams (9 players from Clyde, but
only 4 from Celtic). The cards are grey in colour, rather than white, which
leads to these sometimes being called 'blue/grey backs'.
A larger set than
1975/76, increasing from 88 to 132, though the number of teams decreases
from 17 to 12. The team included are now the 10 teams from the Scottish
Premier League from 1975/76 plus the two teams promoted from the First
Division - Partick and Kilmarnock.
Topps stuck to the
132 card set, but got a bit lazy by including a number of Shoot Scottish
All Stars. The number of teams is strange, thirteen, being the 10 teams
in the Premier Division in 1976/77, plus promoted St. Mirren and
Clydebank, plus third placed Dundee.
Relegated clubs Ayr
United and Clydebank feature reduced numbers, promoted Hearts managed
two players while fellow promotees Morton managed none. Dundee, again
failing to achieve promotion, continued to feature as the only club not
in or on their way into the top flight.
The last ever Scottish Topps Chewing Gum set, ending a distinguished five year production run.
If you manage to collect full sets of all of these then you have a good collection.